Hodgson dismisses Reina talk
Liverpool manager Roy Hodgson claims he has no problems with goalkeeper Jose Reina suggesting he will reassess his position at Anfield at the end of the season.
Reports emerged today which suggested the Spain international had said he was staying at the club "until at least the end of the season". But Hodgson was not worried by those reported comments.
"There is always spin put on these things but as far as I am concerned we are very happy to have Pepe Reina and I hope he will stay a lot longer than that," said Hodgson. "If at the end of the season he doesn't want to play for Liverpool any more then we'd have to deal with that situation when we come to it. But I don't understand why, seven or eight months from the date I'm being asked to give my opinion on it."
"He is an excellent goalkeeper and I hope he plays for Liverpool for years and years to come," said the Liverpool boss. "If he doesn't want to play for years and years to come we'll deal with the situation when it occurs."
"Pepe Reina is one of the most committed players at the club. He is one I don't ever have any doubts about his desire to get on the field and do his best and win the game. That is the most important thing and I don't see why it is necessary for me or him to discuss a year ahead," Hodgson added of the goalkeeper who signed a new long-term contract at the end of last season.